NMB’s currently “off-duty” idols Shimada Rena and Matsuda Shiori seem to be ready to come back; if the fans want them back. As a result of letting down their fans and disappearing, the girls seemed insecure about coming back, so 48 management decided to handle it the way they handle pretty much anything; with another voting process. Fans that are members of the NMB Ticket Center will be able to vote until December 3rd.
I don’t really see how there’s any way to lose here. Similarly with Oba Mina’s recent plea, I can’t see wotas, even disappointed ones, turn down idols that apologize and want to come back. Considering the return of a number of idols in the 48 groups who have gone through worse convictions, they’re as good as in. It does reek of publicity stunt considering how full-proof it seems, but I think going through these motions effectively bring closure and lets returning idols leave that baggage behind.